What is a craniotomy?

A craniotomy is a surgical procedure in which a “bone flap” (a small part of the skull) is removed to allow the neurosurgeon access to the brain. It is the most common procedure employed for the removal of brain tumors, but it is also used for removing blood clots, controlling hemorrhage and epilepsy surgery, among other indications. Typically performed under general anesthetic and guided by a preliminary MRI scan, the amount of skull to be removed and the duration of the procedure will depend on the type of surgery to be performed

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